News 8/29/13 Washington, Nearly 9 Million People Today on Sleeping Pills.
Overall about 8.6 million people, or 4 percent of U.S. adults, reported recently using sleep medication CDC's National Center for Health Statistics said in a report.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has begun taking a closer look at sleep drugs, ordering lower-doses for Ambien and similar pills amid concerns that their active ingredient remained in patients' blood the following morning at levels high enough to make driving and other activities dangerous.
And just last month, the FDA rejected an experimental sleep drug from Merck & Co Inc, saying the proposed doses were not safe but that a lower-dose version might be acceptable.
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Pernix has Silenor and needs to get on the ball and get the 1 mg OTC approved. Safest sleeping pill on the market and they cannot generate enough sales. Ambien and Lunesta are addictive and dangerous drugs.